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The charity sector in Ireland has evolved dramatically over the past couple of years, seeing the introduction of Charities Institute Ireland and a new charities regulator. Fundraising Europe interviews Lucy Masterson, CEO of Charities Institute Ireland about the organisation’s work to re-define the sector’s future.

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Pia Tornikoski
While some European nations are tightening legislation for fundraising and marketing, Finland is heading towards reform that will relax current laws, making public collections more accessible for charities. Fundraising Europe interviews Pia Tornikoski, Secretary General of VaLa (the Finnish Fundraising Association) about the proposed changes.

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Jaime Gregori Soler, Spanish Fundraising Association
 
While the professional fundraising market in Spain has become increasingly dynamic, there is an urgent need to increase donations to match up to growing demand for charitable services. Fundraising Europe interviews Jaime Gregori Soler, President of the Spanish Fundraising Association (Asociación Española de Fundraising), about how the marketplace is changing and the work of the Association in helping to address the need to increase funds and support professional development.

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Astrid_von_Soosten
 
While tax reliefs aren’t currently seen to be a major driver for philanthropy in Germany, Astrid von Soosten, board member of the German Fundraising Association (DFRV) and Head of Ressource Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discusses their importance and explores what improvements could be made.

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